Tamar J. Preminger, MD Tamar J. Preminger, MD, is an attending physician with the Cardiac Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Locations: Main Campus Patient Ratings: ★★★★★ ★★★★★ | Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Education and Training InternshipPediatrics - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA ResidencyPediatrics - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA FellowshipCardiology - Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA (Chief Fellow) Board CertificationAdult Congenital Heart DiseasePediatric CardiologyPediatrics Titles and Academic Titles Attending Physician Departments and Services Cardiac Center Publications Papers2017 Steele, J, Preminger TJ, Erenberg, F, Zahka, K. Obesity Trends in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults with Congenital Heart Disease. Circulation. 2017 Aug 22;136(8):704-718. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.116.026778. Epub 2017 Jun 16. 2014 Tewelde H, Yoon J, Van Ittersum W, Worley S, Preminger T, Goldfarb J. The Harada Score in the US Population of Children with Kawasaki Disease. Hospital Pediatrics (4):233-8,2014. Hill J, Preminger, TJ. Percutaneous PFO Closure for Paradoxical Stroke in 8 kg Twins. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 84 (1) : 110-113, 2014 2010 Daniel M, Preminger TJ, Lorber R, Mavroudis C, Jacobs ML. A grant proximal right coronary artery to right ventricular fistula diagnosed in utero and repaired as neonate.World J Pediatric Congenital Heart Surg. 1:243-248. 2010. 2008 Mumtaz MA, Rosenthal G, Qureshi A, Prieto L, Preminger TJ, Lorber R, Latson L, Duncan BW. Melbourne Shunt Promotes Growth of Diminutive Central Pulmonary Arteries in Patients with Pulmonary Arteries in Patients with Pulmonary Atresia, VSD and Major Aortopulmonary Collateral Arteries. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 85(6):2079-83; discussion 2083-4, 2008. 2006 Kutty S, Asnes JD, Srinath G, Preminger, TJ, Prieto LR, Latson LA. Use of a Straight, Side-Hole (SSH) Delivery Sheath for Improved Delivery of Amplatzer ASD Occluder. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 69:15-20, 2006. 2003 Rhodes JF, Qureshi A, Preminger TJ, Tuzcu EM, Casserly IP, Dauterman KW, Prieto LR, Mesia CI, Lane GK, Radvansky PA, Latson L. Intracardiac echocardiography during transcatheter interventions for congenital heart disease. Am J Cardiol 2003: 92:1482-4. Rhodes JF, Abou-Chebl A, Land GK, Preminger TJ, Mesia CI, Fishcher T, Radvansky PA, Furlan A, Latson LA. Single center experience with Transcatheter Patent Foramen Ovale closure for paradoxical embolism. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. Duncan BW, Preminger TJ, Rhodes JF, Latson LA, Mee RBB. Staged repair of TOF with pulmonary atresia and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surgery 2003; 126:694-702. Siwik ES, Fisher SA, Preminger TJ, Simonson BS. Myocardial endothelin-1 expression following cardiac injury in children. J. Pediatrics. 2000 Rein AJJT, Preminger TJ, Perry SB, Lock JE, Sanders SP. Intravascular ultrasound imaging in congenital heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol (2000). 1999 Lane J, Preminger TJ, Siwik ES, Stork E, Spector M. Alveolar capillary dysplasia - association with congenital heart disease. Am J Cardiol 84(5): 618-620, 1999. Sallee DS, Ten Eick AP, Weiss AK, Reed MD, Preminger TJ. Azithromycin-induced digoxin toxicity. J. Pediatric Infectious Dis. 1998 Dev NB, Preminger TJ, Hofmann GA, Dev SB. Sustained local delivery of heparin to the rabbit arterial wall with an electroporation catheter. Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn 45:337-345, 1998. 1996 Siwik E, Preminger TJ, Patel CR. Association of systemic to pulmonary collateral arteries with Tetralogy of Fallot and absent pulmonary valve syndrome. Am J Cardiol 77:547-549, 1996. Kreutzer J, Landzberg MJ, Preminger TJ, Mandell V, Treves ST, Reid LM, Lock JE. Isolated peripheral pulmonary artery stenoses in the adult. Circulation 93:1417-1423, 1996. 1995 Srivstava D, Preminger TJ, Mandell V, Keane JF, Kozakewich H, Spevak PJ, Lock JE. Hepaticvenous and the development of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations in congenital heart disease. Circulation 92(5):1217-22, 1995. Preminger TJ, Lock JE, Perry SB. Percutaneous transluminal vascular stenting using a covered stent: An experimental study. J Am Coll Cardiol. Elami A, Rein AJJT, Preminger TJ, Milgarter E. Tetralogy of Fallot, absent pulmonary valve, partialanomalous pulmonary venous return and coarctation of the aorta. Int J Cardiol 52: 203-206, 1995. 1994 Preminger TJ, Lock JE, Perry SB. Traumatic aortopulmonary window as a complication of pulmonary balloon angioplasty-transcatheter occlusion with a covered stent: a case report. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis 31:286-289, 1994. Preminger TJ, Sanders SP, van der Velde ME, Castaneda AR, Lock JE. Intramural residual interventricular defects following repair of conotruncal malformations. Circulation 89:236-242, 1994. 1993 Rein A, Preminger TJ, Perry SB, Lock JE, Sanders SP. Generalized arteriopathy in Williams Syndrome. An intravascular ultrasound study. J AM Coll Cardiol 21(7): 1727-30, 1993. 1990 Wormser GP, Onorato JM, Preminger TJ, Culler D, Martone WJ. Sensitivity and Specificity of blood cultures obtained through intravascular catheters. Crit Care Med. 1990 Feb, 18 (2): 152-6. Review. 1989 Woolf PK, Gewitz MH, Preminger TJ, Stewart J. Vexler D: Infants with apparent life threatening events; cardiac rhythm and conduction. Clinical Pediatrics 28 (11): 517-520, 1989. Abstracts2018 Steele J, Preminger TJ, Erenberg F, Zahka K. Assessment and Analysis of Obesity in Children and Young Adults with Congenital Heart Disease. Accepted for oral presentation to the American Academy of Pediatrics Meeting, November 2018. Suntharos P, Mhanna C, Preminger T, Majdalany D, Prieto LR. Outcomes of Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation in the Native Right Ventricular Outflow Tract: The Cleveland Clinic Experience. Presented at SCAI 2018 Scientific Sessions, San Diego, CA. April 2018. BooksChapters 2013 Prieto LR, Schwartz M, Arruda JA, Sterba R, Preminger TJ. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Preoperative Diagnostic Evaluation. In: Mavroudis C, Backer CL, eds. 4th ed. Oxford, United Kingdom: Wiley Blackwell; Pp 60-83, 2013 2008 Grifka R, Preminger TJ. Vascular Anomalies. Moss and Adams’ Heart Disease in Infants, Children and Adolescents, 7th Edition, 2008. 2001 Grifka R, Preminger TJ. Vascular Anomalies. Moss and Adams’ Heart Disease in Infants, Children and Adolescents, 6th Edition, 2001. 1997 Neonatal Interventional Cardiac Catheterization. Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Diseases of the Fetus and Infant, 2nd Edition, Fanaroff, Martin ed., Mosby, 1997. 1995 Preminger TJ, Perry SB, Burrows PE. Vascular Anomalies. Moss and Adams’ Heart Disease in Infants, Children and Adolescents, 5th Edition, Williams and Wilkins, 1995. Posters and Presentations2018 Preminger TJ. Outcomes of Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation in the Native Right Ventricular Outflow Tract: The Cleveland Clinic Experience. Presented at SCAI 2018 Scientific Sessions. San Diego, CA, April 2018. 2017 Preminger TJ. Session 3: Interventions for Shone’s Syndrome. 2nd Annual Advances in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Summit: Navigating Shone’s Complex. Cleveland Clinic Children’s, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, November 10, 2017. Preminger TJ. Pediatric Cardiac Cath Nightmares. 2nd Annual Advances in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Summit: Navigating Shone’s Complex. Cleveland Clinic Children’s, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, November 9, 2017. Preminger TJ. Atrial Switch. Pediatric and Congenital Heart Symposium Spring 2017. Cleveland Clinic Children’s, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, March 7, 2017. Preminger TJ. Outcomes of Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation – The Cleveland Clinic Experience. Presented at Pediatric Interventional Cardiology Symposium (PICS). Miami, FL, January 2017. Preminger TJ. Long Term Concerns After the Fontan Operation: Focus on Anticoagulation and Liver Involvement. Congenital Heart Defect Patient/Parents Group. Mentor, OH, January 21, 2017. 2016 Preminger TJ. Should We Anticoagulate All Patients After Fontan? To Not Anticoagulate. 1st Annual Advances in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Care: From Single Ventricle to Failing Fontan Symposium. Cleveland Clinic Children’s, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, September 16-17, 2016. Preminger TJ. Pregnancy in Fontan – Should We Allow? 1st Annual Advances in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Care: From Single Ventricle to Failing Fontan Symposium. Cleveland Clinic Children’s, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, September 16-17, 2016. Awards and Honors 2016-present, Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd 2005, Pediatric Cardiology Top Doctors List. Northern Ohio Live 1993, Howard B. Sprague Award, Physician Investigator Fellowship, American Heart Association 1989, Joseph Ritter Teaching Award, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 1986, The American Medical Women’s Award for Academic Excellence, NYMC 1986, Dr. Harrison Scholarship Award, NYMC 1985, Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society, NYMC Editorial and Academic Positions Editorial Positions Editorial Board 2016-present, The Journal of Pediatrics 2011-present, World Journal of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Leadership and Memberships Memberships in Professional Organizations American Academy of Pediatrics American College of Cardiology American Heart Association Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. 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